Gallery Wall – Inspiration
Happy Monday morning! I get asked this question all of the time – how do I lay out a gallery wall? For some people this is really easy and for some people it’s the hardest thing ever. I have to assume it has something to do with being able to visually see where the art should go and what art goes together. So here are a few tips on starting a gallery wall. I’ll do a further tutorial in a later post to help explain in more detail, but for now, pick which way you’re leaning at the very start.
Starting to layout your gallery wall? Here are a few kinds of gallery types to choose from:
1. You have a large piece of artwork and want to have that as the centerpiece and the others smaller around it.
2. You want the gallery wall to be a square or a rectangle.
3. You want the gallery wall to have an organic feel – varying shapes of frames and colors of imagery and frames
4. You want the gallery wall to have a coordinating color -either in frames, in artwork or in artwork to furniture/room color
5. You want the gallery wall to include 3D pieces.
6. You want the gallery wall to be layering.
Once you decide which of those six types you’re trying to accomplish you can go from there. I tend to be #4. I like to use black and white frames as my base idea to work with and build out from there. Think about what type of room you’re putting this gallery in. Is the room light and airy? Then I would suggest 2, 4 or 6. Does the room have a very bold either dark or distinct wall color? Then I would suggest 1, 3 or 5. It all depends on what mood you want to set for the room and your overall art pieces/photography that you want to showcase.
I know this is just touching the surface of a gallery wall, but I will touchbase into further exploration in future posts. For now, and always, if you have questions, need help or just have a comment/concern, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.